America Needs Girls Guns & Glory; New Album LOVE AND PROTEST

America Needs Girls Guns & Glory; New Album LOVE AND PROTEST

America Needs Girls Guns & Glory; New Album LOVE AND PROTEST

📅10 October 2016, 22:54

For Immediate Release                                                                                         October 10, 2016


Passionate Roots Rockers

Release Landmark Album

Love And Protest On November 4

Eastern States Brace

For GGG Concerts

And Album Release Shows


album cover: Love and Protest

album cover: Love and Protest

(Boston) From the start, Girls Guns & Glory has forged its sound from the raw materials of rockabilly, country and other American traditions, tempered by a unique musical and lyrical approach.


With the Nov. 4 release of Love And Protest, the road-hardened band digs deeper than ever before into its roots while also making its most personal statement to date.


“A lot of times I have difficulty naming our records,” says guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter Ward Hayden. “With this one, I had the title almost immediately. When love isn’t happening, we protest its absence — that’s the overall idea this record captures.”


To highlight the ties binding ecstasy and heartache, Girls Guns & Glory made several critical decisions. One was to switch from digital to all-analog recording, with Drew Townson, a master of that medium, recruited to co-produce with them. Recording live, including the vocals, guaranteed that their legendary live energy would transfer intact to tape.


They further insured the success of Love And Protest by making it their first independent release. “We don’t worry about appeasing a label anymore,” Hayden says. “We’re creating music only for ourselves and our fans.”


And when needed, Hayden, drummer Josh Kiggans, and bassist/singer Paul Dilley added an extra ingredient, including steel guitar legend Buddy Cage from New Riders of the Purple Sage, who complements the urgent narrative of “Memories Don’t Die” and the saloon lament “Empty Bottles.”


GGG’s growing fan base has been filling venues from coast to coast since the band blasted out of Boston, graduated from the honky-tonk circuit to arena shows and began earning worldwide media acclaim. The group has been anointed Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards and lauded by Rolling Stone as a “modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakum divided by the Mavericks.”


Hayden and his colleagues appreciate the attention but are a little less inclined to attach labels to themselves. “This is the most mature record we’ve ever done,” he insists. “I’ve written each of my songs on it from experience. At this point, we’re simply making the music we want to make. We’re not limiting it to any genre. We’re willing to do whatever feels right, which is why I wouldn’t call what we’re doing Americana or country or rock ’n’ roll. Just say it’s rooted in what I would call American music.”


GGG will showcase its new songs, including the album’s emotionally compelling debut single “Rock ’n’ Roll,” at multiple appearances through the rest of 2016. Confirmed dates include:


11/04/16          The River Club, Scituate, MA

11/05/16          Bethlehem, PA (private)

11/11/16          Narrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MA

11/12/16          One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME

11/16/16          The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT (opening for Los Lobos)

11/17/16          Low Beat, Albany, NY

11/18/16          Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA

11/19/16          Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE

11/29/16          Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, DC (w/Kelsey Walden)

11/30/16          The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ (w/Kelsey Walden)

12/01/16           Daryl’s Place, Pawling, NY (w/Kelsey Walden)

12/02/16           Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA (w/Kelsey Walden)

12/03/16           The Dock, Ithaca, NY (w/Kelsey Walden)

12/04/16           Café Nine, CT (w/Kelsey Walden)

12/08/16           Tupelo, Londonberry, NH

12/10/16           Avalon Theater, Easton MD

12/17/16           Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

12/31/16           Barn @ Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME

01/14/17           The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA


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